The Fellowships & Writing Center offers workshops throughout the year to facilitate your professional development as a scholar. Our workshops range from informational panels on fellowships and research to interactive sessions in which we work on targeted writing skills or discuss project management strategies.
Workshops and other programming are announced on Engage, in the FWC newsletter On Grants and Prose, and in other GSAS communications.
We also partner with offices including the Academic Resource Center and the Mignone Center for Career Success to bring you events such as “What I Wish I Had Known about Summer for PhD Students.”
See upcoming events below or visit the GSAS events calendar for more Fellowships & Writing Center events.
In the Spotlight
Tackling Fellowship Essays: Part I
Wednesday, May 31, 4:00–5:00 p.m. (ET) (Zoom)
A core component of your fellowship application is the essay. Fellowship essays provide selection committees with insights into an applicant's personal background, goals, and motivations, while also giving committees a sense of the quality of your writing. In Part I of this two-part workshop, we will discuss what to include and not include in a fellowship essay, and how to weave these elements into a clear and effective narrative. In Part II (June 21, registration details to follow), students will have the option of submitting their own fellowship essay draft to receive feedback from peers and specialists.
Keep an eye out for more details on all our workshops in our bi-weekly newsletter, On Grants and Prose, as well as on the FWC page on Engage.
Other past workshops have included:
- Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program
- Demystifying the Finish Line: A Dissertation Workshop
- Perspectives on Pitching and Publishing
- Writing the Prospectus
- Overcoming Writing Obstacles
- The Art of the Conference Presentation
- Establishing a Writing Practice
- Crafting Introductions and Conclusions
- Merit and Traveling Fellowships Information Session
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session
- NSF GRFP Information Session
You can find recordings of some of these workshops on the FWC Canvas site.